Hello fellow beachgoers! We will be staying in Gulf Shores the second week of August and will be making a day trip to Pensacola to see the Blue Angels the morning of the 13th and tour the Naval museum afterward. We plan on spending the rest of our day at the beach in Pensacola and I would like recommendations on which beach to visit. The kids like some wave action for boogie boarding/skim boarding and the guys like to fish. There are 13 people in our group so we would like to stay in one location. Would the pier area be best or is it incredibly crowded? Also, do any of the restaruants take reservations? We will bring a picnic lunch but would like to eat out at a casual place with great food, preferably with a water view. We have never been to Pensacola before and would appreciate any ideas. Thanks so much!